Waiting for medical assistance prisoners die in the remand prison of Simferopol

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Crimean human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku, accused of involvement in the so-called “case of Hizb ut-Tahrir”, has counted 10 deaths of prisoners, who were not timely provided with medical assistance, since his stay in the detention facility of Simferopol (Crimea).

This has been announced today by lawyer Emile Kurbedinov.

“Even in prison, my dear friend Emir-Usein continues to monitor and document human rights violations,” said the lawyer.

At this Kurbedinov made it clear that Kuku also needed medical assistance.

“He has a gingival abscess, while medical care is not available and an x-ray evidence is required. He said that a man waiting for medical assistance had died without any in a nearby cell a few days ago. He has counted 10 such cases since his stay there,” said the lawyer.

As a reminder, Russian security forces carried out a series of searches and arrests in the homes of adherents of Islam in Crimea on February 11 and 12, 2016. Totally 14 people were detained and 4 of them were arrested: Member of the Human Rights Contact Group Emir-Usein Kuku as well as Enver Bekirov, Muslim Aliev and Vadim Siruk. The FSB’s investigators accused them of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir — an organization banned in Russia.

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